Bold ideas take flight at TEDxNortheasternU

Com­mer­cial space flight. Empow­ering foster chil­dren. Human emo­tion and social resi­lence. These were among the many topics and ini­tia­tives speakers explored Sat­urday at TEDxNorth­east­ernU, attended by 100 North­eastern stu­dents and designed to share bold ideas in the community.

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From jam session to global phenomenon

This weekend, North­eastern will join nearly 500 other sites around the world in hosting the sixth annual Global Game Jam, a col­lab­o­ra­tive, inter­dis­ci­pli­nary event in which par­tic­i­pants have 48 hours to design new games from scratch.

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3Qs: Boon or bubbles for U.S. economy in 2014?

What’s the U.S. eco­nomic out­look for this year? We asked John Kwoka, the Neal F. Finnegan Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor of Eco­nomics at North­eastern. One domestic factor he has his eye on—indications that new bub­bles are forming in the housing and stock markets.

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Take 5: Tips for quitting smoking in 2014

Choose a reason that is strong enough to out­weigh the urge to light up. That’s one strategy rec­om­mended by Uni­ver­sity Health and Coun­seling Ser­vices, which offers a range of smoking ces­sa­tion resources.

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2013: Year in review

In 2013, news@Northeastern cov­ered a range of exciting sto­ries, from ground­breaking research and stu­dents’ global co-​​ops to fac­ulty fea­tures and mem­o­rable campus events. Here’s a look back at some of our top news arti­cles of the year.

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Could Mass. health trust have national impact?

A North­eastern report presents a com­pre­hen­sive analysis of the Mass­a­chu­setts Pre­ven­tion and Well­ness Trust, an alter­na­tive approach to sup­porting public health­care activ­i­ties that could serve as a national model.

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3Qs: The ‘affluenza’ defense

Law pro­fessor Daniel Medwed, an expert in crim­inal law and crim­inal pro­ce­dure, said he doesn’t expect the “affluenza” defense — refer­ring to a case in Texas that made national head­lines last week – to become “afflu­en­tial” in legal circles.

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3Qs: The ‘Anchorman 2’ marketing blitz

The movie’s mar­keting cam­paign ranges from social media out­reach to tele­vi­sion appear­ances by char­acter Ron Bur­gundy. The strategy is inno­v­a­tive, if not some­what lim­ited in its ability to be repli­cated, says Bruce Clark, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of marketing.

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